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A Chinese Court Has Sentenced A Canadian Citizen Xu Weihong To Death For Drug Production

A Chinese Court Has Sentenced A Canadian Citizen Xu Weihong To Death For Drug Production

The People's Court of the Middle Instance of the city of Guangzhou, located in the southern province of China, Guangdong, on Thursday sentenced a Canadian citizen Xu Weihong to death for the production of narcotic drugs.

Besides, a citizen of China, Wen Guangxiong, was sentenced to life in prison, and he was deprived of his political rights. All personal property was confiscated from both convicts.

According to the publication, in October 2016, Xu Weihong purchased precursors and equipment for the production of drugs and organized the production of ketamine in the private home of Wen Guanxiong. Prohibited substances were also stored in the apartments of a Chinese citizen. During the search, the police found more than 120 kg of ketamine in Wen Guangxiong's dacha and apartment.

In China, there are strict laws concerning drug trafficking. The maximum penalty for producing and selling, for example, more than 50 g of heroin, can be the death penalty.

At the forefront of the fight against drug trafficking in China is the southwestern province of Yunnan, as well as southern Guangdong. Drug trafficking from South-East Asian countries, primarily from the Philippines, as well as Myanmar, passes through these regions. The latter is part of the "Golden triangle" zone, from where drugs are delivered through various transit channels not only to China but also to many other Asian countries.

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